Former champion Cilic suffers stunning US Open exit

Rosalie Stanley
September 4, 2017

These upsets have left World No 19 Pablo Carreno Busta, seeded 12th, as the highest-ranked player in the lower half.

Alexander Zverev losing in the second round seems to have blown the bottom half of the draw wide open. "But then in the 5-4, it was just one break, and there it start the nerves in my body and was really tough the last game, but I can win and I am really happy".

The German will face Querrey after the American 17th seed overcame Radu Albot 4-6 6-2 6-4 6-4.

Schwartzman is playing some of his best tennis in 2017 and has reached the fourth round of a major for the first time in his career.

He dropped the first set against his opponent, Kyle Edmund, but hit back to take the next two sets before the Brit pulled the pin early in the fourth due to injury.

The Spaniard earned a spot in the US Open's fourth round for the first time by easily eliminating Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.

But for a Grand Slam tournament, this is as good as it gets.

The Argentine, seeded 29th, broke Cilic nine times while delivering a huge upset over the 2014 U.S. Open champ.

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Awaiting Muguruza next is Czech 13th seed Petra Kvitova, who defeated French 18th seed Caroline Garcia 6-0, 6-4. "I hope maybe they can understand tennis is for everyone. Words can't describe" during a pre-match interview with the host broadcaster, ESPN.

Garbine Muguruza will have her eyes set on the U.S. Open crown in NY after seeing some of the women's favourites drop out early, and she will face Magdalena Rybarikova for a fourth-round spot on Friday.

After the match, Venus was only willing to accept questions about her performance, one of which related to her ability to concentrate during the match given the occasion within the family.

"I think many players are doing well this week, and they are taking the opportunities because many players are injured this week". I didn't make many mistakes.

Another American, Sloane Stephens, continued her impressive comeback from injury with a straight-sets win over Ashleigh Barty, ending Australian involvement in the women's singles draw. After reaching back to back quarterfinals on the clay courts in Bastaad and Hamburg, he started the U.S. hard court season with a quarterfinal run in Montreal.

Sharapova, the 2006 US Open victor, has already beaten Halep and Hungary's Timea Babos in her first Grand Slam since serving a 15-month doping ban after testing positive for the blood booster meldonium, at the 2016 Australian Open. "I think in every match I can win".

The early end to the night session meant that for the first time in this year's tournament, play was wrapped up by midnight. Top seed Rafael Nadal and 19-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer are still on track to meet in the semi-finals, but it's the bottom half that's been been left wide open after just five days.

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